I've used Skype once to a friend in Hawaii. My first time using Skype & it seemed to do good. As for gaming? No clue there...I don't play games. But I can tell you about......Sometimes a video error occurs whenever I go to youtube or any video plays. error code:0xa0000001 Yippee.....Brand new computer with programming error. Toshiba really dropped the ball the day this one was made!